Poppy Appeal thank you


A FORMER Portishead retailer has received recognition for his support for the Poppy Appeal over the past 30 years.

Adrian Toms, who ran West Hill Auto Spares for 35 years before retiring last month, was presented with a certificate of appreciation by president of the Portishead branch of the Royal British Legion, Keith Van Hegan.

Adrian provided a collection point for the Poppy Appeal, raising thousands of pounds over the years in the process.

A spokesman for the RBL said: “It is only with this kind of support in the community, that the Royal British Legion is able to provide care to members and ex-members of the armed forces and their families in times of need.”

West Hill Auto Spares closed on March 30 but Adrian and his wife Joy continue to live in the town.

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